heart-failure-graphicwebCardiac Rehabilitation for Heart Failure is the Best Medicine

The New Heart Center for Wellness, Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation, a program of the New Mexico Heart Institute Foundation offers a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program to individuals who have suffered from heart problems. This Cardiac Rehab program is housed in a wonderful 14,000 square-foot facility that provides a safe and healing place for individuals with a wide variety of cardiac problems to recover back to good or even better health. New Heart is located at 601 Lomas Blvd. NE, just east of downtown Albuquerque.

Research has consistently shown cardiac rehabilitation for who have had a heart attack, angioplasty, heart surgery or heart failure is powerful medicine in helping patients recover more quickly back to good health and in many cases to better health. Cardiac rehabilitation reduces the risk for future heart problems such as the need for repeat hospitalization, angioplasty or heart surgery.

The New Heart program teaches lifelong habits which will include an exercise program to improve fitness, flexibility, strength and balance. The program additionally provides the patient with the nutritional information that they need to have a heart healthy diet. Life coaches play an important role in helping patients find motivation to engage in exercise and healthy nutrition.

Cardiac Rehabilitation for Heart Failure consists of:

Exercise

  • Carefully monitored in a safe environment
  • Tailored for each patient
  • Designed to build strength, endurance and exercise tolerance

Nutrition

  • Replenish vitamins with healthy foods
  • Choose meals rich in flavor with fruits, vegetables, and grains
  • Learn optimal nutrition for a healthy heart and blood pressure
  • Learn to reduce salt intake and discover which foods contain hidden sodium
  • Learn weight management

Medication

  • Ensure patient understands their role
  • Watch for side effects
  • Learn to follow orders and understand how medication works

Mental Health

  • Reduce stress
  • Develop optimism
  • Create healthy patterns

Control Risk Factors

  • Monitor blood pressure
  • Control cholesterol and diabetes

Self Care

  • Understand heart failure
  • Learn a strategy to recognize problems
  • Rapid response to signs of worsening heart failure

BENEFITS

  1. Allow you to do more work with less effort
  2. Improve the quality of your life
  3. Reduce shortness of breath
  4. Reduce fatigue
  5. Reduce heart failure complications
  6. Help you live longer now
  7. Improve brain function; better memory, faster thinking
  8. Help you manage your weight

If you would like more information on Cardiac Rehabilitation for Heart Failure, please fill out the form below. You may also call us directly at (505) 881-8195 or email referrals@newheartnm.com.

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